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Christian Weston Chandler 18/02/10(Sat)10:04 No. 778937
778937

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You all get "Free WEED"
The administration of this website gets none though because they are niggers who put google shit on their site.


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Miku Fanboy 18/02/10(Sat)12:41 No. 778938

>>778937
If you are that upset about AJAX, perhaps you should consider NoScript, or not using the internet since 2004.


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Weeabot 18/02/11(Sun)03:35 No. 778953
778953

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Where's my free weed, you airwolf?


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derp 18/02/11(Sun)05:24 No. 778958

>>778953
Monsanto sprayed it.


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Spiderman 18/02/11(Sun)07:07 No. 778959

FREE weed?


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tee 18/02/11(Sun)15:35 No. 778974
778974

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>>778937
I wonder if RMS actually smokes weed. Despite his looks, ideology, and alleged body odor, he's not exactly a hippie--that's a UNIX beard. He codes HURD and doesn't afraid of anything.


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herp 18/02/14(Wed)03:26 No. 779014

>>778938
If you're that upset about being born a faggot, perhaps you should fuсking kill yourself.


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Closet Furry 18/02/14(Wed)04:23 No. 779015

>>779014
butthurt much?


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Weeabot 18/02/14(Wed)23:35 No. 779036

>>779015
Nope


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derp 18/02/19(Mon)01:37 No. 779103

Youtube  >>778974
Did he ever actually finish HURD?

It must be nice to be Stallman. Have a bunch of wealthy people paying all your bills and living a consequence-free life as saint of the religion he cooked up to scam suckers out of their money.

Like LRH and Scientology but without all the little boy molestation.


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r000t 18/02/19(Mon)02:52 No. 779105
779105

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>>779103
>the religion he cooked up to scam suckers out of their money
The Church of Emacs is a joke, and its principle philosophy is one that significantly impedes making profit from software. I'm not sure how it is possible for this 'religion' to scam anyone out of money.

>Did he ever actually finish HURD?
No one will ever finish HURD. One day, perhaps, there will be a microkernel implemented with independently running modules for subsystems with profound parallelization and whatnot, but only after the HURD code is long forgotten and obsolete. It's like the Analytical Engine of FOSS.


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Conductor Cat 18/02/19(Mon)06:19 No. 779110
779110

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>>779105
Stallman lives off the donations of wealthy patrons. Stallman doesn't know what its like to work for a living, which is why HURD will never be finished. It, like most of his "projects," are nebulous ideas that intentionally will never be finished because that would make his free money stream dry up.

In short, Stallman is the antichrist and you're either one of his acolytes or not. Choose wisely.


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Cryomancer 18/03/02(Fri)19:18 No. 779308

>>779105
>Religion to scam

Pleonasm.


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4chan user 18/03/02(Fri)19:24 No. 779309
779309

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>>779105

>No one will ever finish HURD.

Not even Billy G. ever had his head so far up his own ass.

https://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2017/06/msg00017.html


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Steve 18/03/02(Fri)19:57 No. 779310

>>779309
How ironic that it was finished and announced by others, and in a form that is very different from its original intent.

At this point RMS is getting money from people just because they've always given money to RMS. Will RMS be able to find new patrons once his existing patrons die off? If not then he's going to die penniless in the gutter.


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poe 18/03/02(Fri)20:38 No. 779311
779311

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>>779310

How in the world will he be able to sustain all the luxury of his onerous lifestyle is beyond me.

This reckless youth he is leading, I tell you. Of course he is not thinking what he will do in his old age, this spring chicken.


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Weeabot 18/03/03(Sat)04:04 No. 779319

>>779309
>only available for i386
>version bumped to 0.9
It's a lot of progress, but you should probably try to actually use it before you declare HURD "complete".


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Nyan Cat 18/03/03(Sat)04:26 No. 779322

>>779319

Fair enough. I'm willing to give it a try next time an x86 falls into my hands. Because virtualization is just so 2000's.


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Bob Ross 18/03/03(Sat)12:01 No. 779331

>>779311
>luxury
Yeah, maybe you kind of forget that he flies all over the world and everything from airfare to lodging to meals are all paid for by other people.

He can claim that he lives like a student right up until you realize all the shit he does on a regular ongoing basis that no actual student could afford to do. Much less a student who never held down a job his entire life.


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N3X15 18/03/03(Sat)14:25 No. 779333
779333

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>>779331

Yeah! What does he think he is doing? Some kind of conferences people want to hear?
Students could do that, but they aren't pretentious and just call it show and tell!
The nerve of this liberal millennials!


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Liru Fanboy 18/03/04(Sun)19:55 No. 779358
779358

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IT really saddens me that crooks like that neckbeard are paid to spew his lies about "window spying on you" and "the right to control software you use" internationally yet the truth about the flat earth is only made available in public conferences in England, Canada and the US. Truly a sign of the endtimes.


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Weeabot 18/03/04(Sun)20:42 No. 779360

this board is trash


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symbion 18/03/06(Tue)06:47 No. 779394
779394

File 152031527492.jpg - (15.47KB , 292x263 , Moe.jpg )

>>779333
Yeah, way to not bother to actually stop and think about anything that was written and go off on an unrelated tangent.

He's the one who claims he lives like a student.

Students can't disappear constantly to fly on trips around the world. The only ones that can either have very well paying jobs or massive trust funds.

The latter are exactly the kind of entitled jackasses you're raging against. RMS's trust funds are the teats he suckles on 24/7, that pay every last bill he dreams up of incurring.

RMS is nothing more than a figurehead in your religion. He provides you nothing of value yet you leap at the opportunity bathe his feet. You are enabling the very trust fund baby behavior you rage against to continue.

Try watching less Alex Jones. That shit is clearly rotting your brain.


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W. T. Snacks 18/03/06(Tue)10:07 No. 779399

>>779394
I agree. He's a real piece of human garbage.
However, I don't think his bills for cheetos and soda pop are outrageously expensive.


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Steve 18/03/06(Tue)16:23 No. 779404

>>779394

>Shitloads of people do that in patreon for youtube videos on how to open boxes.
>RMS did emacs, gpl, gnu.

What exactly are you mad about?


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Closet Furry 18/03/07(Wed)01:17 No. 779415

>>779404
He created an ideology that free always means better and having protections on your content so that you can profit off of the value you provide other people is evil because money's involved. If no one pays developers and everything's for free the quality of computers would go way the hell down because the only people who would code are hobbyists. That's why open source software is usually way worse and no one wants to admit it because it goes against their ideology. The ideology, then, functions as a veil that separates people from reality (this isn't exclusive to RMS)

I mean, come on. A lot of linux distros can't connect to printers, have issues connecting to wifi, can't run essential office applications, can't run advanced creative applications, and a host of other issues. It's computing trapped in 1990: nearly three decades ago. People like RMS are anti-capitalist and ironically anti-progress.

You gotta respect the guy, though. Traveling around the world would be a pretty sweet lifestyle even when his ideas ended up hurting the entire entertainment industry


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Optimus Prime 18/03/07(Wed)04:02 No. 779420

>>779415
>That's why open source software is usually way worse and no one wants to admit it.
Android or Apple, bitch?


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W. T. Snacks 18/03/07(Wed)04:22 No. 779421

>>779415
My Archlinux-running computer connects to my printer over wifi and I use it to make all manner of documents, presentations, and web pages; play games made for Windows; watch videos in more formats than you are aware exist; rip DVD and BluRay movies; emulate nearly every console from Atari to PS2; and shitpost on 7chan.

Plus, my desktop is three-dimensional >>779216, so I can do four full-screen tasks at once without losing sight of any of them.

Where is your capitalist god now?


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Sonichu 18/03/07(Wed)06:52 No. 779425

>>779415
>ideology
AKA religion


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W. T. Snacks 18/03/07(Wed)08:36 No. 779433
779433

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p4ch3c0 18/03/08(Thu)00:48 No. 779465

>>779425
Wrong.


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r000t 18/03/08(Thu)06:04 No. 779483
779483

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>>779465
Right.


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O.P. 18/03/08(Thu)06:23 No. 779485
779485

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>>779415

>open source software is usually way worse
If you really want to troll Richard Stallman ask him why do he advocates open source and never ever say free software.

>Can't install printer / wifi adapter
Careful there, genius. You might hurt yourself.


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Twincess Applesparkle Rainbowfly 18/03/08(Thu)06:29 No. 779486
779486

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>>779415

>the entire entertainment industry

Wait what?


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W. T. Snacks 18/03/08(Thu)09:04 No. 779489
779489

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>>779404
>RMS did emacs, gpl, gnu
RMS got other people to write emacs and gnu software then claimed credit for it. GPL was something he and his friends came up with one night while smoking pot, RMS was just the only one to remember it the next day. But the ultimate goal of gpl was to con people with more money than common sense to give him a lot of money to make gpl a reality, which he did by getting a lawyer to work pro bono to actually write the gpl. At which point he started grifting the suckers again for money to defend the unproven gpl in court, which had a spotty track record until he paid a lawyer a tiny fraction of the money he had collected to close loopholes and generally make it into a legally enforceable thing. At which point the cycle of needing money to defend it in court began anew for each iteration and somehow he always found a way to gather far more money than needed to actually do that.

In other words, RMS is a leech, has always been a leech, and will always be a leech. Why you can't see this is beyond me but I suspect it involves spending too much time orally pleasuring yourself.


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Novice Equestrian 18/03/08(Thu)09:46 No. 779491
779491

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>>779489

IT WILL DESTROY THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!


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Brony 18/03/09(Fri)14:13 No. 779501

>>778974
>HURD
Checked just out Wikipedia:

>It's time [to] explain the meaning of "Hurd". "Hurd" stands for "Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons". And, then, "Hird" stands for "Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth". We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms.

Basically a cirkle-jerk.


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Spider Expert 18/03/10(Sat)02:15 No. 779517

>>779501
>a cirkle-jerk
RMS's life in a nutshell


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PrettyPony 18/03/10(Sat)03:49 No. 779518

>>779421

Isn't it funny how people brag about what their computers can do and not what they can do with their computers?


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r000t 18/03/10(Sat)04:31 No. 779519
779519

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>>779518
>>779501
>Basically a cirkle-jerk.


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r000t 18/03/10(Sat)10:38 No. 779521

>>779105
>I'm not sure how it is possible for this 'religion' to scam anyone out of money.
It's simple. Those who pay to his lawyers etc are weak. Or they may be manufacturers of hardware that doesn't really care about what code runs it.

I really like the Audrino-meme. Look at all the chinese manufacturers of ICs running away in fear of FOSS!


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Marisa Kirisame 18/03/10(Sat)12:03 No. 779523

>>779521
>Look at all the chinese manufacturers
producing arduino clones...


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r000t 18/03/10(Sat)14:03 No. 779524

Youtube  >>779491
Sorry to spoil your clever turn of phrase little buddy, but that was someone else.

I know it's shocking, but there seems to be at least 2 people on 7chan who aren't members of your religious cult.


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Marisa Kirisame 18/03/10(Sat)19:01 No. 779529

Does Stallman write his own driver software?


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Twincess Applesparkle Rainbowfly 18/03/11(Sun)04:04 No. 779543
779543

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>>779524

>[...]shocking, but there seems to be at least 2 people on 7chan who thinks opinions matter.

Corrected that for you, kid.

You see this right here? --> >>779309
That idea has its basis included, therefore it is an argument, you might have read people asking for "sources" before.
Now this on the other hand--> >>779489
That has no source to be used as basis or foundation for the idea, no way to prove its validity, therefore is just an opinion, probably one based on the inability to use a computer.

>hurr this be a chans.
Go be strawberryed in 4niggers.


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Novice Equestrian 18/03/11(Sun)04:22 No. 779544

>>779529

I guess he can, he used to do that for a living in IBM iirc.
He has stated in his website (on the "how I do my computing" part)that currently he doesn't do programming, but codes in emacs.
He probably just delegates development like Torvalds. And pays for the doritos with the royalties from his books.


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Moot 18/03/12(Mon)09:41 No. 779585

LMAO THIS SHIT IS REAL I GOT MY FREE WEEED


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O.P. 18/03/13(Tue)03:23 No. 779614
779614

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>>779585
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Weed,
is in fact, THC/Weed, or as I've recently taken to calling it, THC plus Weed.
Weed is not an illicit substance unto itself, but rather another dank component
of a fully functioning THC substance made useful by the THC crystals, cush
utilities and vital bong components comprising a full roto as defined by Snoop Dogg.

Many stoners smoke a modified version of the THC substance every day,
without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of THC
which is widely used today is often called "Weed", and many of its users are
not aware that it is basically the THC substance, developed by the CIA.

There really is Weed, and these people are using it, but it is just a
part of the substance they use. Weed is the shit: the leaf in the substance
that allocates the drug's properties to the other people that are smoking with you.
The leaf is an essential part of this illicit substance, but useless by itself;
it can only function in the context of a complete smoke out. Weed is
normally used in combination with the THC illicit substance: the whole drug
is basically THC with weed added, or THC/Weed. All the so-called "Weed"
dealers are really dealers of THC/Weed.


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O.P. 18/03/13(Tue)03:29 No. 779615
779615

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This is now a babyhate thread. Post your infant scorn.

>Luc: in 2005 I propose to change paragraph-start in Shell mode and Ielm
>[...]
>I can install if desired.
>RMS: This is very disturbing news.
>[...]
>There are only two ways out of this squeeze: [possible solutions to the software problem]
>Stefan, can you work on that?
>Luc: I just got a baby girl and am kind of swamped.
>RMS: I am sorry to hear it. Unless someone else can figure these things out, I guess the release has to wait until you have time.
>Nick: Congratulations, Stefan! I suggest that you spend any spare time with your daughter as she will grow up before you know it. Emacs, on the other hand, will still be around after she has left home.
>RMS: It doesn't take special talents to reproduce--even plants can do it. On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of.
>[...]
>It helps more people, too.


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derp 18/03/14(Wed)05:24 No. 779648

Youtube  >>779543
>no source
...
>posts no sources of his own


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Bill 18/03/14(Wed)06:37 No. 779652

>>779648

Here you go:
http://www.ithistory.org/db/companies/gnu-project
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman

What you say? Those sources suck? Well then! post your own!


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[tags4lyf]PEARS 18/03/14(Wed)08:01 No. 779655

Youtube  >>779652


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Weeabot 18/03/16(Fri)18:04 No. 779694

>>779652
Eh reading that made me respect him less. I thought he actually built something cooler and more innovative than another mediocre, at best barely used, linux distribution. That's still impressive though!


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zeneslev 18/03/17(Sat)14:51 No. 779710

>>779694
>another mediocre, at best barely used, linux distribution
He built the operational basis of every mediocre, at best barely used, linux THC/Weed GNU/Linux distribution, by giving it away, motivating a generation of software pirates and hackers to legitimize taking what you can for free and doing what you want with it by sharing tools and techniques and developing their own vast library of content by distributing the work to anyone. It was the logical conclusion of shareware that had user-supplied content getting to be as popular as the program itself. You don't remember any of that; you probably pay for apps on your phone.


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Spider Expert 18/03/21(Wed)18:23 No. 779772

>>779710
you're thinking of unix. and remember: GNU is NOT UNIX.

Unix was made by our corporate overlords at ATT. All hail the mighty info globe


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Spiderman 18/03/23(Fri)05:04 No. 779801

>>779772
You need to straighten out some tangles in your brain. GNU is a toolkit originally deveoped to replace the proprietary one that came with Unix. It is an operational basis for Unix-like operating systems. The linux kernel is a similarly open-source kernel developed to replace the proprietary Unix kernel. Neither however, are clones of their predecessors; they are different in both design and function.

A kernel without a toolkit doesn't do much. With GNU and Linux together, you have a "complete" operating system. It's a very popular combination; GNU is the operational basis of almost every linux distribution.


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Closet Furry 18/03/24(Sat)08:47 No. 779841

>they are different in both design and function
And yet they're almost all POSIX compliant because they are similar in both design and function.

I mean, its almost as if Stallman did little more than claim credit for other people's work in order to con rich people out of money.


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poe 18/03/25(Sun)20:54 No. 779874

>>779841
>POSIX compliant
It's okay, really, no one was born knowing this stuff.

POSIX is a standard for operating systems, like A4 is a standard for paper sizes; it is based on how UNIX works, but it isn't UNIX itself. BSD is another example of a POSIX-compliant operating system. All variants of BSD, GNU/Linux, and UNIX have certain things in common, but they are not copied from one to another. Rather, each was built from scratch by different developers with different goals. In fact both BSD and GNU/Linux are better described as mostly POSIX compliant, where both extend and diverge in some ways from the standard (look up "POSIXLY_CORRECT").

If Stallman had been satisfied with UNIX as it was, he wouldn't have bothered to develop GNU. UNIX being proprietary, copyrighted work, he could not copy or modify it for his purposes, so he started rewriting it from scratch. As a bonus, rather than create his own proprietary operating system, he licensed his software so anyone could copy and modify his code for their purposes freely. Eventually he wrote the General Public License, which allows creators to release their software to be freely copied and modified while protecting their right to be credited for it, and also founded the Free Software Foundation, which advocates in various ways for the development of free software, such as taking legal action against violators of the GPL, hosting free software projects, and campaigning against DRM.

But yeah, he's fat and he has a huge beard so he probably never worked a day in his life.


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Marisa Kirisame 18/03/26(Mon)00:38 No. 779877

>>779874
>he wouldn't have bothered to develop GNU
Except he didn't develop anything, he conned other people into doing the work for him. That's what grifters do.

I'm sorry that you bought into the myth and I'm the only one telling you the truth, but much like a Fox News viewer, you believe fantastical tales that simply aren't true.


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Moot 18/03/26(Mon)03:36 No. 779880

>>779877
I'm not his biggest fan or anything, just saying there's like... you know, history, and history happened. However you feel about it doesn't change the fact that the events occured as they did. You can say whatever you want about Stallman, but he's still the guy who started GNU, founded the FSF, and wrote the GPL.

Now George Washington, there was a lazy airwolf. Couldn't even cross an icy river by himself. Tricked a bunch of poor, uneducated colonists into fighting the British for him. He'd never even have been president if not for other people's unanimous votes.

See how stupid that sounds?


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Brony 18/03/26(Mon)21:57 No. 779895

>>779880
>history
Stallman's the one who wrote his history, so of course Stallman did everything himself.

>wrote the GPL
The GPL was written by Stallman personally? I didn't know Stallman had a law degree. He didn't consult with any lawyers at any point while writing any version of the GPL?

Maybe he just told a bunch of lawyers the general gist of the GPL and they actually did the work of writing it so it's actually enforceable in a court of law.

Nah, much more realistic that Stallman wrote the entire thing. Then handed it to Moses on stone tablets.


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Weeabot 18/03/26(Mon)23:42 No. 779903

I never got my free weed...


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O.P. 18/03/27(Tue)00:42 No. 779905

>>779903
The only one who ever got free weed was Stallman


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Twincess Applesparkle Rainbowfly 18/03/27(Tue)04:51 No. 779909

>>779895
Believe it or not, some people are smart enough to write their own legal documents. If you ever get a college education, you'll find that legalese isn't as confusing as you think it is now. It's just very specific, like programming languages. Stallman knows a lot of programming languages.

I don't know for certain whether or not he consulted anyone while writing the first version of the GPL, but he certainly did when writing the second and third versions. In any case, he's still the lead author and gets the credit.

Why does Stallman hurt your butt so much? Did he molest you at a Google Summer of Code?


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PrettyPony 18/03/27(Tue)06:57 No. 779910

>>779909

i think people are upset because he sold people on an ideology and not a product. "GNU is better because it's free, not because it's faster/stronger/more secure" or whatever. free doesn't always mean better.

props to stally-boi for getting people to believe in his project thought. funny how he didn't believe in free hardware like he did with free software. i don't think our opinions matter though he's still living a better lifestyle than most no matter what we throw at him


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symbion 18/03/27(Tue)07:50 No. 779911

>>779910
>he sold people on an ideology and not a product
Is that such a bad thing? The ideology he sold them empowers them to make and share their own solutions rather than depend on the whims of corporate overlords. If there's a problem with the speed, security, or stability of open source software, you have every opportunity to fix it yourself.

>free hardware
He's a programmer, not an engineer. Open hardware is actually a thing as well, thanks to the open source movement: Arduino, RepRap, MikroKopter, etc. He does what he knows, can you really fault anyone for that?

>people
Sounds to me like you want to be given nice things for free and not have to do any work. You can't get that from commercial software either, so I don't know what to tell you. You can choose: depend on corporate overlords to determine the amount of speed, stability, and security you can purchase from them or learn to do things for yourself and work together with others to do better than you can on your own--and possibly better than the corporate overlords who don't care about your needs.


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OP 18/03/27(Tue)18:59 No. 779922

>>779911
wow way to make assumptions. i simply think we should be paid for our work and control how our products are used. how about you spend five thousand hours on a project for free because it's better for humanity? last time i checked i couldn't write "freedom and justice" on a check to my landlord.

yes, corporations charge too much. but if you ever ran a business you'd know that the products have to provide some value otherwise no one would buy them. corporations do care to a point. it is a small point, but it's there.

i use commercial software for paid work. in that sense it provides me and clients a lot of value. i don't care about tampering with it because it works. why on earth would anyone who's not a total hobbyist nerd want tools that don't work? i don't fetishize the tools or the ideologies behind them, i use them to make money. i have no issue paying back software developers a small part of what i make for the value they created for me and the community. it's not evil to generate wealth.

but i'm also glad that people have the opportunity to play with open source software and learn from it if they want to. it's like a mini library within the machine and it makes learning software development that much better. my only issue is with the idea that free always means better because the software has to have characteristics related to its performance, design, and functionality that exist outside of the philosophy that the developers had in mind. there is some OSS that's better than commercial and some commercial better than open source but that's obvious to anyone with a brain

ironically a lot of OSS is developed by big soulless corporations. i guess mysql sucks now because of who made it and not what's in it


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Miku Fanboy 18/03/27(Tue)20:11 No. 779923

>>779911
>>779922
You're both wrong. Nothing is free.

You either pay with your money to get easy to use software or you pay with your time configuring it.

You either pay for product support with money or no support and pay with your time figuring it out.

It's all paid software and people choose either based on whichever resource they possess more of. Money or time.


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Steve 18/03/27(Tue)20:27 No. 779925

>>779922
>we should be paid for our work
Lots of people get paid to work on open source software. There are many products turning profit from open source software.
>control how our products are used
If you make an open source software product, you can do whatever you want with it. If you want to brand it, advertise it, and offer support to your users you can. You can even sell your product for money if you want. The GPL allows for all of that and isn't the only open source license out there; some do give you more control over the ability of others to fork. If your product and your core developers are worth their salt, people will come to you first.

>tools that don't work
For you. I use open source software for paid work. My clients don't give a shit how I get the work done, and neither do yours. I think you are just incompetent with anything other than the commercial crap you've been spoon fed your whole life. Every complaint you have about free software sounds like you spent ten seconds looking for some button that wasn't in the place you expected it to be and gave up.

>play with
Your attitude is about a decade out of date. As you are aware, many big companies are getting in on open source development now as well. It's a cost-effective development model: hire a core team to develop a product, release the code so users may contribute suggestions, fix bugs and add new features much faster and and at a lower cost than an in-house team ever could.

>characteristics related to its performance, design, and functionality that exist outside of the philosophy that the developers had in mind
What in the world are you trying to say here? Does this sentence make sense to you?

Anyway, you're really barking up the wrong tree. No one thinks free (as in freedom) software is "better" because it is free (as in free beer). Not all open source software is free. The unlimited potential in the open source development model is the reason open source software is better. Not having to pay for most of it is just a bonus.

Not having to pay for a new operating system when the support term expires is a big bonus, and not having to pay for new versions of all the sofware you use to be compatible with that expensive new OS is another. Also not having to buy new hardware for the same reason. Generally not having to worry if my databases and file types will be supported in the next upgrade is also nice.

But please, enjoy your planned obsolescence and dependence on companies that may go under at any time and leaving you stuck in whatever version of the OS you are using because the next one won't support your precious "tools that work".


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Brony 18/03/27(Tue)22:48 No. 779926

Derp


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4chan user 18/03/28(Wed)04:05 No. 779932

>>779926
Herp


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Conductor Cat 18/03/28(Wed)08:54 No. 779938
779938

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>>779909
>Believe it or not, some people are smart enough to write their own legal documents.
Some lawyers think they can represent themselves in court. Yet a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. You need look no further than Jack Thompson for evidence of this.

>If you ever get a college education, you'll find that legalese isn't as confusing as you think it is now.
The fun thing is not only did I, but I also have friends who are lawyers who have explained in no uncertain terms that self-important deluded idiots like you are why they make money hand over fist. Either you write contracts that are unenforceable and they scam money out of you trying to enforce them or they get hired by your competition and use your laughable contracts to milk you for every dime, and often both.

Quite simply, a contract doesn't mean what you think it means. You need a lawyer to actually make the terms mean what you intended to write. People do not go to law school for 10+ years because a slacker with a gift for conning money out of wealthy patrons can sit down with a bag of cheetos and bang out iron-clad legal contracts compliant with the current state of law in the world at large in an afternoon.

>It's just very specific, like programming languages.
By this logic, Stallman should be fluent in every language on the planet. Not programming languages. Actual languages. They all hold very specific meanings. Please let me know when he and I can discuss this in conversational Swahili.

Let me sum up: You need to stop sucking Dick's cock, you aren't as smart as you think you are, and you're generally being an insufferably arrogant prick who spent far too much of his time in grade school stuffed in lockers. Stop taking all that bottled up preteen rage out on everyone you meet who offers even the mildest of disagreements with your myopic viewpoint and you might actually start learning something useful. Not to mention getting laid.


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Bill 18/03/28(Wed)09:27 No. 779941

>>779938
>You need a lawyer to actually make the terms mean what you intended to write.
And you need a plumber to fix your sink, an electrician to install your toaster, and a mechanic to change your oil, right? Try doing some shit for yourself someday. It's not as hard as you think.

>fluent in every language on the planet
That is by no means a logical extension of the statement. That's about as stupid as everything else you've posted. However, the parts of your brain used to learn spoken language and computer language are the same. People who have a knack for computer languages tend to have a knack for human languages as well; much like people who have a knack for music tend to have a knack for math.

>insufferably arrogant prick
Project much?


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Conductor Cat 18/03/28(Wed)09:41 No. 779944

>>779941
>Project much?
On second thought, maybe your right. I have been arrogant. Being capable of doing anything I need to for myself doesn't mean I should look down on you for being helpless. It's just easy to do.


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Bob Ross 18/03/28(Wed)12:02 No. 779945

>>779944
>I have been arrogant.
You're constantly arrogant. It's obnoxious.
What does a dumb fuсktard like you have to be proud of?

And, that isn't even your worst attribute.


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Spider Expert 18/03/28(Wed)13:30 No. 779949

>>779945
>What does a dumb fuсktard like you have to be proud of?
Everything you don't.


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Bob Ross 18/03/28(Wed)14:22 No. 779952

>>779949
Such as?


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PrettyPony 18/03/29(Thu)02:28 No. 779957
779957

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>>779952
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest it's not taking his court ordered medication.

In a little while we'll never hear from him again because he'll be locked up for noncompliance.

Just think how proud he'll be of all the nonconsensual sex he'll receive on a regular basis.


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r000t 18/03/29(Thu)07:45 No. 779961

>>779957
You mean >>779945, and I'm pretty sure you're right.


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Miku Fanboy 18/03/29(Thu)08:28 No. 779962
779962

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>>779961
I'm pretty sure he means >>779941

As usual the bipolar avenger couldn't figure out that >>779938 and >>779945 weren't the same person.


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Optimus Prime 18/03/29(Thu)11:52 No. 779966

>>779962
This hurts my brain. No one insinuated that >>779945 and >>779938 were the same person, so why bring it up? Someone in this thread is Davespiracy, and its devloving into his madness.


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Christian Weston Chandler 18/03/29(Thu)17:19 No. 779973

>>779966
Paranoia is contagious


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Spiderman 18/03/30(Fri)04:11 No. 779982
779982

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>>779966
>No one insinuated that >>779945 and >>779938 were the same person
Riiiiiiiiiight

You don't socialize much, do you


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Reimu Hakurei 18/04/09(Mon)02:06 No. 780234

>>778937
Stallman was right.


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symbion 18/04/10(Tue)01:43 No. 780252
780252

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>>780234

Stallman was a total leftist, bro.


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tee 18/04/10(Tue)02:16 No. 780255

>>780252
Careful, soft-brained dichotomists will think this is actually a thing to argue.


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Spiderman 18/04/10(Tue)04:39 No. 780260

He's a software socialest


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Bob Ross 18/04/10(Tue)05:36 No. 780263

>>780252
>was
That's a funny way of spelling is


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r000t 18/04/10(Tue)06:05 No. 780266
780266

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>>780263
>spelling


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Bill 18/04/10(Tue)08:25 No. 780269

>>780266
>7chan.org
You really don't know where you are, do you boy?


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tee 18/04/10(Tue)12:58 No. 780271

>>780266
I tried spelling it normally but I kept getting b& for spam because it contains the boner pill that starts with a "c" and ends with an "ialis"


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h 18/04/10(Tue)17:08 No. 780272

>>780269
You learned to post like this from me.
I'm so proud of the oldfag you think you've become.
It's adorable.

>>780271
I see.


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Nyan Cat 18/04/10(Tue)20:47 No. 780277
780277

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>>780272
>learned
That's a damned lie and you know it.

You can't learn anything that isn't pinned to a wall and covered with yarn.


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p4ch3c0 18/04/11(Wed)04:17 No. 780287

Just gotta hit them with your car. The niggers glow in the dark boi. Get that shit.


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Spiderman 18/04/11(Wed)05:15 No. 780288
780288

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>>780277
Most of us just went to school, but to each his own.


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Closet Furry 18/04/11(Wed)05:19 No. 780289

>>780288
100% nigger.


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Sazpaimon 18/04/11(Wed)05:33 No. 780294
780294

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>>780289
100% sissy bitch.


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Christian Weston Chandler 18/04/11(Wed)05:36 No. 780295

>>780294
Show me dat asshole. Ain't no sage in this bitch.


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4chan user 18/04/11(Wed)05:59 No. 780296
780296

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>>780295
You asked.


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r000t 18/04/11(Wed)07:08 No. 780298

Weird


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Sazpaimon 18/04/11(Wed)11:06 No. 780305

>>780288
>2003


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symbion 18/04/11(Wed)12:57 No. 780309


>>780305
Someone made a series of pie charts, but the latest I can google is from 2004. internetworldstats.com keeps more up-to-date info if you really care. To be honest, the chart was only tangentially related to my post.


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Marisa Kirisame 18/04/11(Wed)13:55 No. 780312

>>780309
SCIENCE RULES!


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OP 18/04/12(Thu)00:40 No. 780319

>>780272
>>780277
I'm very proud of both of you.


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W. T. Snacks 18/04/12(Thu)02:12 No. 780320
780320

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>>780319
I'm proud you're proud.

Also, RMS almost certainly smokes weed. He was a computer guy in the 70s and 80s and virtually nobody got into computers back then who didn't enjoy kicking back and relaxing while the computer sat there grinding away for a couple hours on the last task you gave it.

Even ol' bedroom eyes himself smoked weed, and he was as straight laced as they came back then.


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Bob Ross 18/04/13(Fri)15:33 No. 780339

>>779523
Serves'em right!


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Sazpaimon 18/04/13(Fri)15:39 No. 780340



>>779925
>My clients don't give a shit how I get the work done, and neither do yours.
Even if they have go give it away for free?


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N3X15 18/04/13(Fri)15:56 No. 780341

>>780340
That's not how it works, dolt. The work is proprietary, regardless of what tools were used to make it. My work makes enough money to pay for software, but I'd rather spend that money getting airwolfed up. Besides, with open source software I have the opportunity to optimize the tools for my own purposes; it is both liberating and practical.



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